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brvn52

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About brvn52

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    Plus Member Since 5/08
  • Birthday 12/21/1988

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    Silver Spring, MD
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    Sports, Sports, Sports
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Adam Jones
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Eric Davis
  1. Austin Hays

    They've got to play him, right? With Bowie in the playoffs, why would you call up their best player to ride the pine? I realize the major league club is most important, but the only reason it makes sense to call him up is to play him.
  2. Austin Hays 2017

    I'm excited about Hays. What he's doing is pretty incredible. As I was thinking through comparisons, I was thinking about high average, low walk, good power players - and thought of someone. So I looked up his minor league stats. Age 20: (A): .333/.383/.544/.927 (16 homers, 10 triples, 21 doubles in 464 AB's; 30 BB's, 45 K's) Age 21 (A+ & AA): .360/.431/.618/1.049 (24 homers, 8 triples, 40 doubles in 497 AB's; 54 BB's, 52 K's) Note: AA line was .360/.438/.612/1.050 in 417 AB's **He also had a cup of coffee in the majors going 5-27 w/1 HR and a .481 OPS (0 BB, 3 K's) Compared with Hays: Age 20 (A-): .336/.386/.514/.900 (4 homers, 2 triples, 9 doubles in 140 AB's; 11 BB's, 32 K's) Age 21 (A+ & AA): .337/.372/.615/.987 (28 homers, 5 triples, 28 doubles in 434 AB's; 20 BB's, 69 K's) Note: AA line is .350/.383/.615/1.033 in 172 AB's Obviously, stats don't tell the whole story and the first player has the better stats. He was produced at slightly higher levels (Age 20 - A; Age 21 - (mostly) AA as opposed to Hays...Age 20 - A-; Age 21 - will be pretty evenly split between A+/AA ). The big difference to me is the first player's plate discipline - more BB's than K's at AA is pretty impressive (51 BB's; 42 K's). Meanwhile, Hays is striking out about 3.5 times for every BB. Admittedly, I'm not well versed enough in prospect development to know what these differences mean in terms of production at the ML level. That said, there's some interesting similarities. In those 2 seasons, the first player hit .347 while Hays is hitting .337. Hays is actually hitting for a little more pure power (About a HR every 18 AB (HR every 16 AB this year) vs. the first player's HR every 23 AB (HR about every 20.5 AB's as a 21 y/o), though the first player had more XBH per AB. The first player is Vladimir Guerrero. Now, it's highly highly doubtful that Hays will anywhere close to be Vlad 2.0. Vlad was one of the best players of his generation. But looking at some of the similarities, it's exciting to think of the player Hays has the *potential* to be. (Side note - as I looked at a few pretty good players stats in the minors, I noticed that several had a cup of coffee at the end of a really good season - and struggled mightily. Several then produced really well the following season (Vlad being a prime example). If the O's are in it, I could see a lot of hesitation in calling Hays up unless they feel he has the chance to be an impact defender (i.e, Manny in 2012) down the stretch.)
  3. Deadline Deal Orioles Mega-Thread

    Maybe, we'll see..
  4. Deadline Deal Orioles Mega-Thread

    Sounds like they said bye..
  5. Deadline Deal Orioles Mega-Thread

    I think it's the other way around. Yankees received $1.5 million in int'l slot money.
  6. Deadline Deal Orioles Mega-Thread

    I read earlier that they had the same concerns over Britton cause of injuries. I'll try to find it..
  7. Deadline Deal Orioles Mega-Thread

    ?? Thats just a culmination of everything I've read lately. Where have you heard about them being willing to deal Buehler/Verdugo? For example, Heyman.. https://www.fanragsports.com/news/heyman-dodgers-rangers-impasse-darvish-talks/
  8. Deadline Deal Orioles Mega-Thread

    Sounds like they're not willing to deal Buehler/Verdugo. And they've been stubborn with top prospects over the years. I hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see them ponying up the top prospects we're looking for.
  9. Deadline Deal Orioles Mega-Thread

    I bet Britton isn't dealt until after 3:45. O's, along with Dodgers/Astros/Indians are going to wait until someone blinks. O's have leverage, so they better not blink. Honestly, I doubt the Dodgers give up the prospects. I think it comes down to Houston/Cleveland.
  10. Deadline Deal Orioles Mega-Thread

    Yeah, but what is PA looking for in a deal? My fear is a guy like Buehler/McKenzie is less valuable to him than a ML-ready, lower upside player.
  11. Deadline Deal Orioles Mega-Thread

    https://twitter.com/buster_espn/status/892057366023335936 Olney says O's are purposefully moving towards a Britton deal. Just hope they don't undersell.
  12. John Urschel Retires

    Probably the brightest NFL player retires at age 26. I wonder what his reasoning is. I'm guessing long-term health, but who knows. It's another hit for the Ravens, but you certainly can't fault the guy. Knowing earlier in the offseason would've been nice. I wonder if we go harder after Mangold now?
  13. Kenneth Dixon Tears Meniscus

    I believe the first 4 games still count, even if he's hurt. He just won't be receiving paychecks the first 4 weeks. (That could change if the Ravens put him on IR, but they would have no reason too as suspended players don't take up a roster spot) The big question I would have - is can he rehab at the Ravens facility those 4 weeks? My thought would be no, but I could be wrong. I'm not up to date on all the suspension rules and regulations.
  14. Kenneth Dixon Tears Meniscus

    Out for an undetermined amount of time.Should know more after surgery. Ravens reportedly about to sign Bobby Rainey, as well. Potentially big blow, IMO. West and Woodhead can be okay together. Dixon is the only one that has potential star ability. Here's to hoping it's not serious and he'll be back shortly after his 4 game suspension.. Edit (source): http://ravenswire.usatoday.com/2017/07/25/kenneth-dixon-suffers-knee-injury/
  15. Pedro back. (Will he opt out?)

    Not good. .200/.274/.327 (.601 OPS) w/ 3 homers in 110 AB's. 24 K's and 12 BB's.
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